Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “double standard”

See all translations

double standard

noun [C] /ˈdʌb·əl ˈstæn·dərd/
the habit of treating one group differently than another when both groups should be treated the same
Translations of “double standard”
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙重標準…
in Russian двойной стандарт…
in Turkish çifte standart/uygulama/muamele/işlem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双重标准…
in Polish podwójny standard, niekonsekwentne zasady, niejednakowa miara…
(Definition of double standard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “double standard” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

luck out

to be very lucky

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More